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TAs get pay raise, full tuition coverage

ARIANA WITT

February 24, 2011

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Graduate-student teaching assistants have successfully lobbied for a 2 percent raise — and all of their tuition will now be covered. Under a new two-year contract ratified Wednesday, the University of Iowa agreed to pay 100...

UI prof not among 3 new Supreme Court justices

LUKE VOELZ

February 24, 2011

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The Iowa Supreme Court will welcome three new justices in the next 30 days and become a bench of nine white males. Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Iowa District Court Judge Bruce Zager, Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Edward Mansfield,...

Q&A: Mason talks football hospitalizations, politics

DI STAFF

February 24, 2011

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The Daily Iowan sat down with University of Iowa President Sally Mason this week to discuss state legislative issues, the response to 13 Hawkeye football players’ hospitalizations, and the search for a new provost. The Daily I...

J-school students to study in Britain during royal wedding

MADISON BENNETT

February 24, 2011

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Some University of Iowa students will experience British society after a royal wedding this summer. They’ll also witness preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Journalism students will travel to Britain as part of Truth...

Tippie meets with UI students

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 24, 2011

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Business is easy. At least, according to Henry Tippie. “Business is not difficult in my opinion,” said Tippie, benefactor for the University of Iowa College of Business. “You have to sell something in order to build so...

AirCare takes to the skies

NINA EARNEST

February 24, 2011

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There isn’t much room in the EC130B4 helicopter —just enough for a pilot, two flight nurses, a medical director, and a stretcher. But it’s enough to save a life. On Feb. 14, Rick Ogren, a flight nurse of 20 years, stood...

Downtown security cameras rarely used

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 24, 2011

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Local police have only accessed footage from the Pedestrian Mall cameras two times in the last three months — and they didn’t find what they were looking for. But after eight months with the video surveillance, local officials...

Spotlight: UNESCO director shares passion for literature

ERIC HAWKINSON

February 24, 2011

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Jeanette Pilak’s love for literature and books began in her childhood. “My mother instilled in me a passion for reading and literature at a very young age,” Pilak said. When she was younger, the now 57-year-old’s mother...

UI student faces numerous charges

DI STAFF

February 24, 2011

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Police arrested a UI business student after he allegedly punched a woman downtown, and spit on emergency officials at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. John Foley III, 21, 301 E. Burlington St. Apt. 1534, was charged...

Police investigate possible gunshots

DI STAFF

February 24, 2011

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Iowa City police are investigating possible gunshots heard inside the Ecumenical Towers early Monday. Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said officers are looking into a report of “loud banging” and “possible gunshots”...

School Board claims ignorance on collective-bargaining position

DI STAFF

February 24, 2011

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Iowa City School Board members said they were unaware of the Iowa Association of School Board’s and the Urban Education Network of Iowa’s intentions to support changes in collective-bargaining rights for public employees. School...

United Way: Local poverty growing

DI STAFF

February 24, 2011

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Christine Scheetz, the president and CEO of the United Way of Johnson County, gave an update regarding the organization’s Community Needs Assessment at Wednesday’s joint meeting between local government boards . The 2010...